(Closed) Stomach Sleeping

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

posting so I can come back! I am a serious tummy sleeper… not look forward to sleeping on my side!

Post # 4
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

The baby is well-protected by your uterus and amniotic fluid, so I wouldn’t worry about it not being safe now. It’s going to get uncomfortable far before you’d need to worry about safety. 🙂


Post # 5
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m 24 weeks and sleep semi on my stomach/side.  I just started sleeping with a pillow between the bed and my belly and it works for me.  We will see how long it lasts! 

Post # 6
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I plan to continue sleeping on my stomach until it is no longer comfortable.

Post # 8
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not sure about pregnancy, but sleeping on your stomach is awful for your neck and back.

Post # 9
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

i slept on my tummy up untill about 27weeks, and then i couldnt any longer as it was so uncomfortable. it really sucks.. i loved sleeping on my tummy. There is lots of things in between you and your baby, if your too worried talk to your dr or midwife. good luck.

Post # 10
2638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

I’m 29 weeks pregnant and still sleeping on my stomach/side. I try to start falling asleep on my side with a pillow between my bump and the bed but inevitably I wake up on my stomach. Miraculously this is still a comfortable position for me. That said, anything that even slightly resembles a sit-up makes me feel like my abdomen is being ripped apart by razors. Your body will let you know what’s right for you — don’t worry about it. 🙂

Post # 11
6826 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was told by my doctor when I was pregnant you should not sleep on your stomach past 16 weeks.  I always have slept either on my back or side…

Post # 12
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

12 weeks I was recommended, then you should sleep on your side. You can get pregnancy pillows to help you get comfy.

Post # 13
861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@calgarymommy2b:  my doctor said as long as it’s comfortable, the baby is safe and protected and you won’t hurt it sleeping on your stomach! I am 20 weeks and have a sort half stomach half side thing going on now. I slept totally on my stomach until I got too big! 

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